Free Online Gradebook Flexible Grading Options. Distribute Assignments and Collect Homework. Easy to Use.
Distribute & collect assignments online.
Automatic mass email to students and parents.
Student & parent access.
Choose a free gradebook or ad-free premium gradebook.
Distribute Assignments and Collect Homework. Powerful Messaging.
Ideal for Distance Learning.
Gradebook with Intuitive Interface
ThinkWave Educator has an intuitive, easy-to-use, interface that can be learned quickly. Multiple classes can be maintained in a single gradebook. There is no need to login multiple times to access different classes.
Easy to Use From All Devices
ThinkWave Educator is completely cloud based which means there is no software to install and teachers can access data from school or home. ThinkWave can be used with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari and Chrome on PC, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android devices.
Get the Gradebook That's Right for You
ThinkWave Educator is great for solo teachers who want a basic, free gradebook. ThinkWave Educator Premium is for teachers who want a full-featured gradebook with 100 GB online storage.
Upload Assignments and Handouts Online
Save on paper and toner cartridges. ThinkWave Educator provides the functionality of a learning management system with the ability to upload homework and handouts online. Uploaded files can be up to 25MB each and the Premium gradebook includes 100 GB online storage. Many file formats are supported including .pdf, .doc, picture files, movie files and others. Homework is available for students and parents to download online. The upload function can also be used to organize handouts in one place. No need to email files between home and school -everything is available online from any computer.
Online Portal for Students and Parents
ThinkWave improves communication by providing individual, password-protected accounts for students and parents to access classroom information. Detailed, day-to-day summary of student progress includes overall results, graded assignments and upcoming assignments. Grades Online enables student achievement by improving organization and allowing for early intervention.
Assign and Collect Homework Online
ThinkWave Educator offers the powerful ability to collect homework from students online. Students upload their homework files with an easy-to-use upload function. Files are immediately available to the teacher in the gradebook. Uploaded files are organized for the teacher by assignment and date.
Messaging and Group Emailing
ThinkWave includes ability to post messages and announcements. Messages can be directed to all students and parents, particular groups of students or specific classes. Files can be uploaded with blog posts. Messages can be sent by email to the entire group with one click.
Flexible Grading Options
Use an all-points grading system or a flexible grading system that combines points, letter grades, check, check plus, and custom grades. Create your own assignment types and use assignment type weighting, for example, making Tests 30%, Homework 40%, Projects 15% and Participation 15%.
ThinkWave Educator includes powerful report capabilities that generate professionally-formatted, ready-to-print, .pdf documents. Reports can be customized with a logo and header and multiple other customization options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can all the teachers in my school use the gradebook?
There are several options to provide online gradebooks for teachers in your school. For schools that want to provide pre-populated gradebooks with students and classes already enrolled, the ThinkWave Administrator school management system is the best option. It combines data from all teachers into progress reports, report cards, transcripts, student summaries, and other reports. There is even a tool to upgrade a solo gradebook to a schoolwide version. If there is no need to combine teacher information, options include site licenses for the premium gradebook. Finally, any teacher can always use the gradebook free of charge.
How do I start a new year in the gradebook?
The online gradebook provides a powerful rollover feature, which copies students, classes, custom field data, and more from year to year. This makes it easy to have a fresh start each year, while information from previous years remains readily available. There is even a feature to copy assignments from previous years, simplifying the setup process. For teachers who will be teaching a new set of students during the upcoming year, there is an option to not copy previous-year’s students.
Can I copy assignments from previous years?
Yes, a copy assignments function makes it easy to copy assignments from a teachers gradebook to a different class, term, or year. In the Setup menu, select Copy Assignments, then select the class and specific assignments you want to import.
Can I have different grading options for different classes?
Yes. You first establish default grading options, then customize them for individual classes and even terms. Grades can be calculated using pure points or flexible grading options, which handle letter grades, pass/fail grades, custom grades, assignment-type weighing, and more. Grades can also be calculated by weighting subterms, so for example, the semester grade can be calculated from the quarter grades and final exam.
Can I drop the lowest assignments?
Yes. In the grading options screen for a class, you can drop the lowest scores for any assignment type, such as homeword, projects, tests, or quizzes. These parameters can be set in default grading options, or different classes or terms.
Can I email all the students in a class?
Yes. The messaging function includes email capability, so that when you post a message to students and parents of a class, it can also be sent by email. You can also email reports such as student summary reports or report cards.
Can students and parents access their grades online?
Yes. Every student (and optionally) parent has a personal online account to access grades, assignments, assignment results, messages, and attendance. Each student can have multiple parent accounts, and each parent can see all their students’ data in one view.
Can I send and receive messages from students and parents?
You can post messages to all the students and parents in a class, and enable a public discussion regarding the message. Each assignment can have a class-wide discussion associated with it, and teachers and students and parents can maintain private discussions regarding assignment results.
Am I limited to points-based grading systems?
No. Flexible grading options let you use points, percentage, letter, pass/fail, complete/incomplete, and custom grade scales for assignments, tests, and quizzes. You can use assignment-type weighting, as well as drop lowest assignments. Of course, Pure Points grading scale is also available.
Are there limitations to the number of students, classes, or assignments?
There are no limitations for students, classes, or assignments. There are even instances when an entire school manages all their data using a free gradebook. Of course, the school management system is preferable for schoolwide use, because it combines data from multiple teachers into a consolidated environment. But even so, the free gradebook does not maintain any artificial limitations.
Can the gradebook work for homeschooling?
The gradebook, as well as the student management system, is a perfect solution for a homeschool environment.
Can the gradebook work for college, trade schools, or other environments?
The free solo gradebook is used by teachers and processors in the widest possible range of educational settings. The upgrade to student management software is also used by colleges, trades schools, international schools, parochial schools, foster care environments, and much more.
Can I distribute and collect assignments online?
Yes. The gradebook provides learning management functionality. Teachers can post assignments with rich text and file attachments. Students can submit their work, and teachers can return corrected student work. Public discussions can be associated with assignments, and private discussions between the student and parent are available with each assignment result.
Can I weight grades by assignment type?
Yes. There is the option to use existing or create custom assignment types, as well as the option to calculate the final grade as a weighted average of assignment types.
Can I record custom data in custom fields?
Yes. Custom fields can be defined for students, teachers, parents and classes. Data can optionally be automatically copied to subsequent school years during the year rollover procedure.
Can I import students?
Yes. There are three options to choose from. Simplest is to add students one at a time. Next is a quick add function, which lets you cut and paste a large list of students and import them all at once. There is also an import wizard, which lets you import students from a delimited file, with advanced capabilities including addresses, parent data, and custom field data.